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As an agricultural community, a thriving tobacco industry contributed greatly to the development and prosperity of this historic New England community.
Residents are careful to preserve the colonial appeal of their community ensuring that new construction is upheld with the overall character of town. The town has a mixture of attractive single-family homes, garden apartments and condominiums. Historic homes, dating back to the colonial and federal periods, are carefully preserved.
There are a number of lovely parks, athletic fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, tennis courts and a public gymnasium, which provides activities for residents of all ages. Windsor's Northwest Park is a 473-acre, multi-recreational facility featuring an interpretive nature center, 12 miles of trails, an operational maple sugar house, the Luddy-Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum and more. The town also offers Tradition Golf Club.
For those who like to canoe and kayak on the Farmington River, Strawberry Hills park is a popular destination in the summer. With seven exits in Windsor, Interstate 91, provides easy access to and from the city making it convenient for residents to commute to nearby business centers like Hartford.